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As the voice of the apparel and footwear industry, we work tirelessly to showcase and protect the important jobs we create in the U.S. and around the world. Learn what’s going on in the industry by keeping up with our news and advocacy efforts.

Browse our most recent press releases, letters, and comments.

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May. 14, 2024

Apparel and Footwear Industry Reacts to Report That Will Only Lead to Greater Inflation

AAFA responds to the long-awaited release the results of the four-year review of the China Section 301 tariffs by USTR.

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May 22, 2024

AAFA Recommends Science-Based, Regulatory Process for PFAS in Defense Contracting

AAFA joined with nearly 20 other trade association to urge Members of Congress to oppose measures in the annual defense policy bill that would circumvent scienced-based principles involvement in PFAS procurement.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

5/22/2024 12:00:00 AM

May 14, 2024

Apparel and Footwear Industry Reacts to Report That Will Only Lead to Greater Inflation

AAFA responds to the long-awaited release the results of the four-year review of the China Section 301 tariffs by USTR.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

5/14/2024 12:00:00 AM

May 13, 2024

AAFA Submits Letter for the Record for House IP Subcommittee Review

AAFA submitted a letter for consideration to include into the record for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet’s “Intellectual Property

TOPICS: Product Safety, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

5/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

May 2, 2024

AAFA Testifies at USTR Hearing on Supply Chain Resilience

AAFA testified before an Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) hearing on ways to improve supply chain resilience.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

5/2/2024 12:00:00 AM

Apr. 23, 2024

Joint Association Post Hearing Letter for USITC Apparel Export Competitiveness Investigation

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the National Retail Federation, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and the U.S. Fashion Industry Associated jointly submitted a post hearing statement to include in the public record of Investigation

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

4/23/2024 10:38:36 AM

Apr. 22, 2024

AAFA Opposes CPSC Slip Resistance Petition

AAFA opposed a poorly evidenced petition to mandate testing and labeling of slip resistance for all footwear.

TOPICS: Product Safety, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

4/22/2024 12:00:00 AM